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Denmark told to set up national climate centre

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Lack of knowledge about social fallout of green initiatives could scupper efforts, experts warn

Denmark’s leading climate scientists have called for the creation of a national climate change research centre to understand its impact on society.

This month, the Danish parliament signed off on its research reserve budget for 2020, which includes more than 1.5 billion Danish kroner (€201m) for green research in areas such as agricultural transformation, environmentally friendly transport and sustainable cities. The aim of the spending is to achieve a 70 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in Denmark by 2030.

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